Thorne Dreyer’s guest is author and historian Philip Russell, author of The Essential History of Mexico. Philip recently wrote an article for The Rag Blog entitled “Peña Nieto’s Swan Song,” the fourth in a series on Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency. On the show we look back over Mexico under Peña Nieto -- with all the corruption and scandal -- and at the state of the country today. We also discuss Mexico’s upcoming political elections.
Austin-based writer Philip L. Russell has written six books on Latin America, including The Essential History of Mexico, published by Routledge in 2016, and is the editor of the Mexico Energy News. This is Philip Russell's sixth visit to Rag Radio. Philip Russell at the KOOP studios in Austin, February 9, 2018, by Roger Baker.Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org and Radio Free America. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement. The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker. The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, and by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA -- and as a featured podcast at Veterans Today. Learn more about Rag Radio here.